Samsung to Introduce LTE Editions of Galaxy S II, Tab 8.9 at IFA

Hoping to get a sneak peak of what Samsung’s bringing to Germany the evening before IFA? For starters, according to Samsung Hub, it looks like we’re in store for LTE versions of two of their existing devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, which no one has at the moment, and the Samsung Galaxy S II, which no one in America has, are said to be getting those sweet 4G radios inside.

The phone is said to differ greatly from the version many carriers got a while ago. It’ll have a 4.5 inch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an NFC chip – compare that to the regular’s 4.3 inch display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor (and some variants only have a 1GHz dual-core processor).

As for the tab 8.9, it will also come to market a bit differently. Preinstalled will be Android 3.2 and inside will be a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Everything else will remain the same except size, including its 3MP camera and 128×800 display. I’m sure we’re in for a lot more come September 1st, but this is what’s on the table for now, folks. [Samsung Hub 1|2]

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  • Your mom

    128×800 display??? Thats gonna suck

  • BGRUGGER

    could the articles yesterday been misleading? Could vzw be getting the sgsII or their own branding of the device? It would be a huge mistake for any carrier to not support this phone (or any phone for that matter).

  • TheKaz1969

    I agree.. why make an LTE if Verizon isn’t getting it. I did read on another blog (forget which), that it is possible that it is not part of the upcoming announcement because it will not be branded the Galaxy S II for Verizon… Let’s hope…

  • bigdav1178

    “The phone is said to differ greatly from the version many carriers got a while ago. It’ll have a 4.5 inch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an NFC chip – compare that to the regular’s 4.3 inch display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor (and some variants only have a 1GHz dual-core processor).”

    Anyone else notice that this sounds like the rumored Nexus Prime specs?

  • Drayon

    128*800 probably has to be 1280*800.
    I’t interesting that they will have a 1.5ghz dual core, so that will probably mean no terga 2.

    • etobare

      Exynos all the way. Hopefully the 7.7 also has it, if so i’ll upgrade my 7.0 asap

  • Scotsman of Loch Ness

    maybe it will be Sprint’s first LTE device (LightSquared or Clearwire).

  • Larry Jr. Lima

    It’s the Celox…?